March marks IPSY’s 100th Glam Bag. Can you believe it? We thought we’d celebrate this milestone by takin’ a little stroll down memory lane and sharing our fave IPSY Bag designs from the past 100 years. Kidding. It hasn’t been that long, but boy are there a lot. Some were celebrated. Some were controversial. Let’s see what members of the MSA team regale as their top Glam Bags of IPSY past, along with ideas on how we all use them that you can adapt for your own!
Selected by Savannah, Editor + Review Coordinator
How she uses it: “I quickly put this IPSY pouch from July 2017 to work as my travel wallet shortly after Christen gifted it to me a few moons ago. It served me incredibly well in Japan as it kept my bills flat and pristine, which is a big part of Japanese culture. No mangled cash here! I was also delighted to find this bag also fit receipts, coins, and my passport comfortably. Even better yet, it delighted everyone that spied it whenever I was paying for onigiri from 7-11 multiple times a day. It’s been a loyal travel companion of mine ever since.”
Selected by Liz, Founder of MSA
How she uses it: “I love using zippered IPSY bags (like this galaxy print one from November of 2015) in tote bags/purses/beach bags that are open and don’t have a lot of pockets – they keep me organized!”
Selected by Marne, Content Specialist
How I use it: “I like to use IPSY bags like this spooky cute one from October 2016 (illustrated by artist Valfré) as a travel sleep kit. I can be very finicky when I sleep outside the comfort of my own bedroom which means I need 1. earplugs, 2. a sleep mask, 3. some pillow spray, 4. some sleepytime tea or sleep aid (like melatonin). The IPSY bags are perfect for creating a little kit like this to always have on hand and toss into an overnight or weekender bag!”
Selected by Megan, Content Creator
How she uses it: “I love using IPSY bags to compartmentalize my messy life. I have some for pens, some for tampons, some for way too many lipsticks, another for watercolors and brushes. I am a disorganized person in general, but being able to sort different things into cute bags makes me feel a little more put together. I was immediately smitten with the color blocking on the June 2018 bag because they reminded me so much of Pantone colors. And that little heart pull? Swoon!”
Selected by Sara, Brand Partner
How she uses it: “I was/am a huge fan of Tetris, so this bag from June 2019 is my favorite. I played the game so much as a kid that I dreamt about playing it in my sleep! Side note: the packaging from the full collection’s products are retro, but cool, and I also love the nod to the red Z tetromino on the bag’s zipper pull. I’m constantly using different backpacks or totes, so I use my IPSY bag to carry all my tech accessories (ie AirPods, laptop cord, anything else day-to-day that will fit :))”
Selected by Sarah, Content Manager
How I use it: “I normally use IPSY bags for my essentials, whether I’m traveling or just trying to locate the important stuff in my messy backpack. The contents of my bag typically include a concealer, lip product, eye drops, pen, mini notebook, and a little cash. The bright colors of this palm design from July 2019 give me hope for warmer weather and serve as a reminder to water all the houseplants I’m trying to keep alive!”
Selected by Christen, Copywriter & Editor
How she uses it: “I keep a zipper pouch in my laptop bag to store my little tech accessories, like my AirPods, Bluetooth mouse, and blue light glasses—that way they’re kept clean, tidy, and together. The pop of neon orange along the edges of this denim pouch from the February 2017 IPSY makes it easy to find among the other items floating around in my bag!”
For more bag designs and makeup, check out our years of past IPSY Glam Bag reviews and find your favorite!
What’s YOUR favorite Ipsy bag of all time? How do you use yours?